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19-Month-Old Dies In Drowning Accident. 5 Days Later Pregnant Mom Looks At Ultrasound And Gasps

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19-Month-Old Dies In Drowning Accident. 5 Days Later Pregnant Mom Looks At Ultrasound And Gasps

She couldn’t believe what she saw on the screen

The world mourned with celebrated Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife, Morgan, when they lost their precious daughter, Emmy, in a tragic drowning accident in June.

The 19-month-old had been playing at a neighbor’s house when she fell in their pool. Emmy was rushed to the hospital and it looked like she might survive, but ultimately her brain had gone for too long with no oxygen and she didn’t make it.

Bode and Morgan were devastated. They didn’t know how to carry on with life without their little girl, but they knew they had to find a way. Morgan was pregnant with a little boy, and they had to focus on his health and safety now.

Five days after Emmy’s passing, doctors told Morgan they wanted to do an ultrasound to make sure her son was okay. They didn’t know what kind of effect Morgan’s grief could have on the baby growing inside of her.

At first, Morgan was reluctant to do the ultrasound, but she ultimately agreed.

“To step into my future without my daughter felt like a dagger to my heart,” she said.

She asked the technician to be quick and said “no” when she was asked if she would like a 3D image of the baby.

The tech moved the wand around her stomach to get a good look at every angle of the baby. Then she told Morgan something that surprised her.

“I know you don’t want a 3D image but this is a perfect angle and I feel like I need to do one,” the technician said. “I will be quick.”

Curious, Morgan looked over at the screen, and what she saw made her gasp.

“I saw my sweet baby’s face,” she said. “He looked so much like my other babies: just like Bode with that sweet nose and those full lips.

“But as quickly as I saw this new baby, my eyes moved to the angel lying to the right of his face, holding him, arms around his neck. Almost as if to say, ‘It’s okay. I’m here. It’s going to be okay. I love you.’”

 

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When we walked out of the hospital without our Emmy, despair and uncertainty surrounded us. The parting words from the medical staff, in those early hours after we lost our baby Emmy, was to check on the baby in my tummy. So, 5 days after losing her, I reluctantly had the ultrasound tech come check on the baby growing in my belly. To step into my future without my daughter felt like a dagger to my heart. How can life change so quickly? During the last ultrasound, my baby Emmy lay in my arms wondering what she was looking at on the screen. And, now, she was gone. This time, I asked the tech to be quick. She asked if I wanted a 3D image to which I replied, “no.” She swiftly maneuvered the wand around my stomach, checking on all parts. As she viewed the baby’s profile, she told me, “I know you don’t want a 3D image but this is a perfect angle and I feel like I need to do one. I will be quick.” As the screen switched over to 3D imaging, I saw my sweet baby’s face. He looked so much like my other babies: just like Bode with that sweet nose and those full lips. But as quickly as I saw this new baby, my eyes moved to the angel lying to the right of his face, holding him, arms around his neck. Almost as if to say, “It’s okay. I’m here. It’s going to be okay. I love you.” I hold onto this picture as a clear sign that my son knows his sister. That my baby girl Emmy is still with us. And now that our sweet baby boy is here earth side, he now holds her.

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In October, Morgan gave birth to her little boy and she shared the incredible ultrasound picture on her Instagram page.

“I hold onto this picture as a clear sign that my son knows his sister,” she wrote. “That my baby girl Emmy is still with us. And now that our sweet baby boy is here earth side, he now holds her.”

While nothing can take away the pain of losing their sweet daughter, Morgan finds comfort in knowing that Emmy is looking down on them from above and that she will be watching out for her little brother as he grows up.

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